May 31, 2018 05:00 PM

Misperf color errors: true errors or not?

It is a tribute to Linn’s readers who have kept this column going by sending in their comments, sharing their experiences and asking questions.

May 30, 2018 02:30 PM

Midwest City, Okla., hosts Okpex June 29-30

New collectors, noncollectors and experienced philatelists are welcome.

May 30, 2018 11:30 AM

What would FDR think of social media? Enlighten us in June contest

A 32¢ stamp picturing President Roosevelt at the microphone engaged in a chat will be the cartoon caption contest stamp for June.

May 30, 2018 10:45 AM

Twentieth Century Poets forever stamps well worth their value

The mint pane of 20 is well worth the Scott U.S. Specialized catalog value of $25.

May 30, 2018 10:00 AM

Astronaut, physicist, educator, athlete, stamp collector: saluting Sally Ride

The first American woman in space was honored with a United States forever stamp at a dedication ceremony May 23 at the University of California, San Diego.

May 26, 2018 01:00 PM

Ohio Colopex show June 15 and 16

The Columbus Philatelic Club will present the Colopex stamp show June 15-16 at the St. Andrew-Nugent Parish Hall, 1899 McCoy Road in Columbus, Ohio.

May 25, 2018 11:15 AM

USPS embraces fancy printing techniques, receives positive press

There is a vast number of innovative printing techniques available, and it seems like the USPS is going down the list and incorporating them into stamps.

May 25, 2018 11:00 AM

More details released for first U.S. scratch-and-sniff stamps

The 10 different stamp designs are watercolor illustrations, and each show two refreshing, colorful treats on a stick set against a white background.

May 25, 2018 10:45 AM

Secret Service visits Czyl’s Penny Post: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue: a look at an odd use of the customs collection process and more.

May 25, 2018 09:30 AM

Two 1950 covers show free forwarding of merchant mariner mail

In 1950, the Post Office Department allowed mail sent to a merchant marine crew member whose ship had sailed before receipt to be forwarded without additional cost.

May 25, 2018 08:30 AM

Frozen Treats stamps will feature scratch and sniff: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, covers from stamp dealers are capturing more attention.

May 23, 2018 05:40 PM

Zeigler chosen as new APS president

In a May 23 telephone meeting, the American Philatelic Society board of directors named Bob Zeigler to replace departing president Mick Zais.

May 23, 2018 02:50 PM

Designer of first U.S. Love stamp passes away

Robert Indiana used his own bold text-based artwork to design the first Love stamp in 1973.

May 23, 2018 09:00 AM

1¢ Franklin postcard commemorates Japan-Russia Peace Conference of 1905

Turning over a postcard is always a wise move. In the postcard shown here, the address side is ordinary.

May 21, 2018 11:40 AM

Scratch-and-sniff U.S. stamps coming June 20

The Frozen Treats set of 10 U.S. stamps scheduled to be issued June 20 will be treated with a scratch-and-sniff feature that releases a sweet scent.

May 21, 2018 09:45 AM

Two U.S. nuclear-powered ships named ‘Savannah’

The cover for the launching of NS Savannah is franked with the 1944 3¢ depicting the steamship of the same name, plus the 1955 3¢ Atoms for Peace issue (Scott 1070).

May 21, 2018 08:00 AM

Thinking outside the auction publicity box; Siegel pitches William H. Gross story to writers

Not only will such articles benefit the sales, but publicity for stamp collecting in the popular press is a great win for the hobby, too.

May 18, 2018 09:30 AM

June 9 U.S. commemorative stamp honors Flag Act of 1818

The Flag Act of 1818 forever changed how Americans view the most familiar and beloved symbol of their country.

May 18, 2018 07:30 AM

John Lennon varieties dominate the headlines: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the results of the Linn's 2017 United States stamp popularity poll were announced.

May 17, 2018 08:00 PM

Zais confirmed by Senate, resigns as APS president

Mick Zais, elected APS president in 2016, resigned that position after he was confirmed May 16 as deputy secretary of the Department of Education.

May 17, 2018 05:15 PM

July 4 celebration for U.S. O Beautiful stamp set

Photographs of amber waves of grain and mountain majesties are among the 20 images on the O Beautiful stamp set scheduled for a July 4 issue date.

May 17, 2018 04:00 PM

Covers sent from stamp dealers do not deserve the bad rap they receive

Purists in the world of postal history sometimes look down their noses at covers sent from stamp dealers.

May 16, 2018 11:00 AM

Winter birds soar into spotlight Sept. 22

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the Birds in Winter stamp dedication event will take place in Vermont on Sept. 22.

May 16, 2018 07:00 AM

WWI stamp ceremony set for Kansas City, Mo.

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the World War I: Turning the Tide stamp dedication event will take place July 27.

May 15, 2018 05:00 PM

New ‘Stamp of the Century’ book explores the Inverted Jenny stamp, owners, airmail

Interviews with descendents of owners of the Inverted Jenny error helped unearth never-before heard stories that added to the lore of the stamp.

May 15, 2018 10:45 AM

Art of Magic FDOI date, location revealed

The five forever stamp designs celebrating magic will have a first-day ceremony on Aug. 7 in Las Vegas, Nev.

May 14, 2018 10:45 AM

Cachets document unusual ways to move the mail in the 20th century

Unusual methods of moving the mails, including an indoor aquatic balloon post, explored again by U.S. Notes columnist John M. Hotchner.

May 14, 2018 10:00 AM

Results of the 2017 Linn’s U.S. stamp popularity poll

The results of the 2017 Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll have been tabulated, and voters gave a decisive win to the Total Solar Eclipse stamp.

May 11, 2018 07:00 AM

The 2017 Flag forever ATM pane is a good buy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we learned that double prints are widely misunderstood among modern stamp collectors.

May 10, 2018 02:20 PM

New U.S. high-denominations; first responders honored

New United States stamps announced for 2018 include a set of three Statue of Freedom high-denomination issues, and a First Responders forever stamp.

May 10, 2018 01:45 PM

Four varieties for U.S. John Lennon stamp

The United States John Lennon forever stamp will be issued Sept. 7 in various gradient colors, creating four collectible major varieties.

May 07, 2018 08:30 AM

USPS, cachetmakers address Postal Service’s cacheted first-day covers

The United States Postal Service provided additional information about the cacheted covers it produced for two recent stamp issues.

May 05, 2018 11:00 AM

Get creative and caption this 1989 $2.40 Raising of the Flag on the Lunar Surface stamp

The important thing is to use your sense of humor, because entries with a humorous twist have the best chance of winning a prize.

May 04, 2018 08:00 AM

Double prints simulated by tagging ghosts

A recent submission to one of the expertizing services brought up a common misunderstanding regarding modern United States stamps.

May 03, 2018 01:30 PM

Emperor goose acrylic painting wins junior duck stamp contest

Eighteen-year-old artist Rayen Kang, a student from Johns Creek, Ga., took top honors in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2018-19 junior duck stamp contest.

May 02, 2018 02:00 PM

Scott numbers issued for Mister Rogers, STEM stamps

These new Scott catalog numbers were assigned to U.S. and U.N. stamps issued during the past month.

May 02, 2018 08:00 AM

Chicago’s June 1-3 Compex show in River Grove; Illinois statehood is show theme

Compex 2018, the stamp show of the Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland Inc., will take place June 1-3 at a new location, Guerin College Prep, 8001 W. Belmont Ave., River Grove, Ill.

May 01, 2018 03:15 PM

Aug. 11 issue date for red stamp celebrating airmail

The red companion to the blue U.S. Airmail forever stamp issued May 1 will have its own first-day ceremony on Aug. 11, in College Park, Md.

May 01, 2018 03:06 PM

Flag forever stamp ATM pane a good buy

The stamps, on thin paper, have gauge 11¼ by 10¾ serpentine die cuts on two, three or four sides.

May 01, 2018 02:30 PM

Flag Day parade to host Flag Act stamp ceremony

June 9 is the scheduled issue date for a U.S. forever stamp commemorating the 1818 Flag Act. A first-day ceremony will take place in Appleton, Wis.

May 01, 2018 10:20 AM

U.S. stamps featuring Frozen Treats June 20

The first-day ceremony for the Frozen Treats set of 10 forever stamps will take place June 20 at a children’s museum in Austin, Texas.